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Faculty:  Contract Contact Information Office Hours
Fall 2016
Education & Achievements
Peter Aguilar

EBS 315


Classes Taught:
BMS 107, BMS 108


Prior to his hiring as a tenure track professor at SBCC in 2012, Peter taught at UCSB for six years in both the Exercise and Sports Studies department and the Rec. Sports department. He was Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for both the rugby and the lacrosse teams and taught classes in athletics, anatomy and injury prevention.

Peter has a B.A. from University of California, Santa Barbara and a M.A. from San Diego State University.

Blake Barron
Blake Barron

EBS 322



Classes Taught:
BIOL 102, 112
BMS 107, BMS 136

  Blake Barron was raised in Ventura County.  In 1991 he received a BA in Physiology and Cell Biology from UCSB.  Also from UCSB, in 1996 he received a MA in Biological Science with an emphasis in Comparative Physiology.  Professor Barron was hired as an adjunct faculty member of the SBCC Department of Biological Sciences in 1996 and as a tenure-track professor in 1998.
In 2011-2012 Professor Barron was recognized with a SBCC Faculty Excellence Award and in 2014 he was chosen as the SBCC Faculty Lecturer of the Year.
Robbie Fischer

EBS 314

Classes Taught:
BIOL 100
BMS 127

  ROBERT HAINES FISCHER (2013) Instructor, BioMedical Sciences. B.A., M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara.
Larry Friesen EBS 324
  LARRY JON FRIESEN (1976) Professor, Biological Sciences. B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara.
Adam Green
Adam Green headshot

EBS 323

Classes Taught:
BIOL 130
ENVS 110, 111, 200, 201

  Adam received his Bachelors degrees in Wildlife Biology and Chemistry from the University of California-Davis (1995) and his M.S. (2000) and Ph.D. (2004) in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's taught at SBCC since 2004.  Adam is the program coordinator for the Environmental Studies program and the Director for the campus' Center for Sustainability. . .  More
Matt Kay
Matt Kay.  Image from SBBG web site

EBS 307

Classes Taught
BOT 100, 122, 123

  I grew up in Santa Barbara where I fell in love with the natural world, from chaparral-covered foothills and backcountry creeks to coastal beaches and nearshore reefs. This passion for natural history led me to the great forests of the Pacific Northwest, where I earned a BS in biology from the University of Oregon. I went on to earn a Master’s Degree in marine ecology from the University of Oregon’s Institute of Marine Biology, and a PhD in fisheries and marine science from UC Santa Barbara. . . . More
Jennifer Maupin
Jennifer Maupin

EBS 321

Classes Taught:
BIOL 100, 112, 120

No office hours
until Fall 2017

JENNIFER LYN MAUPIN (2005) Professor, Biological Sciences. B.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University.

Michelle Paddack

EBS 319

Classes Taught
BIOL 122, 124, 125, 130, 291


MICHELLE J. PADDACK was hired in 2009 to teach classes in marine sciences.  Michelle earned her B.A. and M.S. from the University of California, Santa Cruz and her Ph.D., from the University of Miami.  Michelle is also a Senior Conservation Scientist at the Oceanic Society. 

Michelle is the only one of the faculty actively involved in research.  She spends her breaks from teaching gathering data on the population dynamics and ecology of reef fishes (both tropical and temperate).

Heather Rose
Heather Rose.  Photo Credit:  Jen Diamond

EBS 320

Classes Taught
BIOL 103
BMS 107, 108


HEATHER J. ROSE (2009) Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences. B.S., Allegheny College; Ph.D., University of California, Irvine. 


Patty Saito

EBS 308

Classes Taught
BMS 100, 107

  PATTY SAITO (2016) Instructor, Biological Sciences. B.A., M.A., University of California, Riverside.
Barry Tanowitz

EBS 306

Classes Taught
BMS 107, 108

  BARRY D. TANOWITZ (2006) Professor, Biological Sciences (General/Anatomy and Physiology). B.A., University of California, Los Angeles; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
Eric Wise
Eric Wise

EBS 305

Classes Taught
BIOL 101
BMS 146

  Eric Wise has been a faculty member at Santa Barbara City College since 1990. He earned a bachelor of arts degrees in Biology, Botany, and French from Humboldt State University and a master of arts degree in Biology from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He has taught at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Chabot College, Hayward, College of the Sequoias, Visalia, Yuba College, Marysville, and the University of California, Santa Barbara. . . . More

Faculty:  Adjunct Contact Information Office Hours
Fall 2016
Education & Achievements
 Gregg Afman
Classes Taught:
BMS 107 labs



 Lisa Belluzzi

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 Kris Burnell
Kris Burnell with Maasai kids


Classes Taught:
Bio 100
Zoo 140

  My background is in Behavioral Ecology and Evolution.  I got my BA at the University of Colorado, MS at the University of Maryland and my PhD at the University of California, Santa Barbara.  I have been teaching at SBCC since 1995.  I currently teach Biology 100 and Zoology 140.
 Erin Calkins Classes Taught:
Bio 100 lab, 103 lab
Bob Cummings


Classes Taught:
Bot 121

No on-campus office hours

ROBERT J. CUMMINGS was born and raised in Southern California. He came to Santa Barbara in 1962 to attend the University of California at Santa Barbara. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences in 1966, and continued at UCSB in Dr. Ian Ross' laboratory, earning a Master of Arts and a Ph.D. by 1975. Although his thesis work was in the area of cell biology, his interests drew him increasingly toward study of the "lower plants," algae and fungi, which have become his areas of professional expertise.He joined the Biological Sciences Department of Santa Barbara City College in 1973. He continued to teach Biology 101, Plant Biology, the introductory course in the series for Biological Science majors until his retirement in 2012.

Tami Elmfors


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Krista Fahy


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No office hours
until Fall 2017


Hisaya Fukui


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Chris Grant


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 Michelle Kowalewski


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 Mike Masson


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MICHEL "MIKE" MASSON moved to Santa Barbara when he was seven years old. He attended local public schools and UCSB, graduating in 1963 with a B.A.  Mike received his M.A. from UCSB in 1967.  Mike starting teaching at SBCC in 1970, teaching courses in Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Introductory Biology, and Physical Anthropology.  Mike retired from full time teaching in  2007.  We’re thrilled that he continues to teach Physical Anthropology every fall.

 Paige Miller


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